Mayo County Council's Arts Office is delighted to announce the launch of Ignite! a new and innovative approach to commissioning and touring work by artists with disabilities. Ignite! Is managed through a unique partnership involving Mayo County Council Arts Office, The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Arts and Disability Ireland, Cork City Council and Galway City and County Councils.
The Ignite! Programme provides exceptional opportunities for local arts organisations and disability organisations to work with internationally recognised artists with disabilities to create new artworks. Through promoting new, ambitious work by artists with disabilities, the Ignite! Programme intends to broaden the audience for this kind of work and to provide more diverse work for local audiences.
Ignite! Commissions aim to support contemporary cutting-edge arts and disability work, through funding the creation of new work. Commissions are open to all art forms. Ignite! Is particularly interested in proposals focused on collaborative practice and will welcome proposals that also partner with arts and disability, and disability groups or organisations locally. There are three commissions in total, one in each county (Mayo, Cork and Galway ). Detailed information and application packs can be downloaded from www.adiarts.ie